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Bagalamukhi Goddess—The power of wisdom and knowledge

Bagalamukhi Goddess—The power of wisdom and knowledge
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On May 3, 2017, people across the nation celebrated the Bagalamukhi Jayanti which pays obeisance to the goddess of wisdom Bagala. According to many beliefs, Bagalamukhi or Bagala stands for one of the ten mahavidyas (great wisdom goddesses) as per Hinduism.

It is said that the goddess Bagalamukhi protects her devotees and washes way the devotee's misconceptions and delusions with her cudgel. It is believed that she crushes the enemies of her ardent followers.

Goddess Bagalamukhi has as many as 108 names dedicated to her. Some even chant her 1108 different names while praying to her. The powerful goddess of wisdom Bagalamukhi is also known as Pitambara Maa in North India which is commonly associated with the yellow or golden colour.

It is said that the goddess Bagalamukhi is one of the ten forms of the wisdom goddesses, representing the potent female primeval force. Bagulamukhi means the back side of Lord Shiva.

The legend has it that goddess Baglamukhi is the eighth mahavidya (wisdome), invoked for the destruction of enmity or enemy. She is hailed as the Supreme divine force, believed to have been invoked by Lord Ram in order to destroy Ravana with his descendants.

Let the goddess Bagalamukhi bless all!

From Zee News

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